When a line is exactly as wide as the window, Emacs displays the cursor in the right fringe instead of using two lines. Different bitmaps are used to represent the cursor in the fringe depending on the current buffer’s cursor type.
If this is non-
nil, lines exactly as wide as the window (not
counting the final newline character) are not continued. Instead,
when point is at the end of the line, the cursor appears in the right
This variable specifies the mapping from logical cursor type to the
actual fringe bitmaps displayed in the right fringe. The value is an
alist where each element has the form
. bitmap), which means to use the fringe bitmap bitmap to
display cursors of type cursor-type.
Each cursor-type should be one of
hollow-small. The first four have
the same meanings as in the
cursor-type frame parameter
(see Cursor Parameters). The
hollow-small type is used
hollow when the normal
bitmap is too tall to fit on a specific display line.
Each bitmap should be a symbol specifying the fringe bitmap to be displayed for that logical cursor type. See Fringe Bitmaps.
fringe-cursor-alist has a buffer-local value, and there is
no bitmap defined for a cursor type, the corresponding value from the
default value of
fringes-indicator-alist is used.